University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Johann Hari

Johann Hari is a New York Times best-selling author. His book "Chasing the Scream: the First and Last Days of the War on Drugs" has been translated into 15 languages and is currently being adapted into a major Hollywood film, and into a non-fiction documentary series.

He is one of the most-viewed TED talkers of all time: his talk, Everything You Think You Know About Addiction is Wrong, has (along with the animation based on it) been viewed more than 20 million times.

He has written over the past seven years for some of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, the Spectator, Le Monde Diplomatique, the Melbourne Age and Politico. He has also appeared on leading TV shows, including HBO’s Realtime With Bill Maher.

He was twice named National Newspaper Journalist of the Year by Amnesty International. He has also been named Cultural Commentator of the Year and Environmental Commentator of the Year at the Comment Awards.

He lives half the year in London, and spends the other half of the year traveling to research his books. His new book is "Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions."

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Scheduled events:
Depression, You Are Not the Boss of Me!
Johann Hari, an award-winning investigative journalist, will share his life experience and hard-won insight into the confounding world of depression in a conversation with a UA researcher who studies the condition.

Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (Seats 140, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Signing area: Signing Area - Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Johann Hari
Moderator: Patricia Haynes
When Hype is Too Much
Do you need that pill? Will that supplement really help? How right or wrong is the internet? Physicians, authors and journalists Johann Hari, Jennifer Jacobs and Nina Shapiro will help us interpret medical hype.

Science City - Main Stage (Seats 195)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Signing Area - Flandrau BookStore (Science City) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Johann Hari, Jennifer Jacobs, Nina Shapiro
Moderator: Jennifer Barton

Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions
Science / Medicine / Technology
Bloomsbury Publishing
January 2018
ISBN 9781632868305
336 pages
$28.00, INSTORE
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, a radical new way of thinking about depression and anxiety.

Chasing the Scream
Science / Medicine / Technology
March 2016
ISBN 9781620408919
400 pages
$18.00, INSTOCK
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The New York Times Bestseller The Book Behind the Viral TED Talk For the first time, the startling full story of the disastrous war on drugs--propelled by moving human stories, revolutionary insight into addiction, and fearless international reporting. More/less

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Tucson Medical Center

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